product affected: MapInfo Pro™
1. Open the Map window and choose Map > Layer Control. The Layer Control window displays.
2. Click the layer to add the hotlink to and then click HotLink Options. The HotLink Options dialog box opens. The first time this dialog box opens, there may be no column entries to display.
Note: The check box beside the Filename Expression indicates that the HotLink is active. To disable the HotLink, clear the check box beside the Filename Expression.
3. To edit a HotLink definition, select the definition in the list and use the fields and buttons in the Properties of selected hotlink definition section to set the values.
Note: To edit a HotLink option, make another selection in this dialog box and click OK.
Use this drop-down list to select a field in the selected layer's table. Select the Expression option to create an expression.
This option defaults to the first field in the table.
Use this drop-down list to select a field in the selected layer's table. Other options are to select the Expression option to create an expression. This option defaults to the first field in the table. If no alias expression is defined, then the file name or URL is used.
Note: The alias only shows in the dialog that displays after clicking on the map with the HotLink tool, from this dialog select the HotLink to launch.
File locations are relative to table location:
Use this check box to indicate whether the HotLink data you are specifying is in the relative path of the open .tab file. This check box is cleared by default.
Activate HotLink on:
Use these buttons to indicate which map feature the user can click to activate a HotLink. Options include Labels, Objects, or Labels & Objects. The Labels option is selected by default.
Note: When you select the same activation option for two different Filename Expressions, a list of options displays for the user.
Save options to table metadata:
Use this option to save the HotLink options selected in this dialog box to the metadata of the .tab file. This option is cleared by default.
UPDATED: December 4, 2019